Helen K. Wu, M.D.

Helen K. Wu, M.D.Dr. Helen Wu is the Director of Refractive Surgery at New England Eye Center, affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine, located in Boston, Massachusetts. A native of Columbus Ohio, she graduated from the University of Michigan and the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Wu originally came to Boston to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for fellowships in Cornea, External Disease and Ocular Immunology. Helen Wu, M.D. acts as an assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and she currently sees patients at New England Eye Center in Boston, and also satellite locations in Brookline and Wellesley. She performs surgery at both New England Eye Center in Boston and the state of the art Ambulatory Surgery Center, Surgisite(SSB), located in Waltham, MA.

A pioneer in refractive surgery, Dr. Wu has been performing LASIK, PRK, ICL’s and advanced lens cataract surgery at New England Eye Center since 1992. Helen Wu, M.D. is now offering cataract surgery with the Catalys™ Precision Laser System at Surgisite Surgery Center in Waltham Massachusetts. It is at Surgisite where Dr. Wu also performs the Visian ICL procedures. Dr. Wu is one of the earliest adapters for offering the Visian lens procedure to patients in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

While Dr. Wu continues to make available to her patients advancements in vision correction procedures such as LASIK, PRK, ICLs, all laser cataract surgery with premium cataract lenses and procedures to help eliminate dependence on reading glasses, she continues to maintain a clinical practice, specializing in the care of patients with cataracts, complex problems of the cornea and ocular inflammation. In addition to these services, Dr. Wu specializes in the treatment of dry eye for pre and post refractive surgery patients and is now offering IPL(Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy for patients who may qualify for this treatment for their dry eye condition.

Dr. Wu’s passion includes teaching medical students, residents and fellows through Tufts University School of Medicine and lecturing about innovations in Ophthalmology. Whether speaking to the local community about eye health or lecturing internationally to the Ophthalmology community about her excellent surgical findings, Dr. Wu is dedicated to education and patient care. Helen Wu, M.D., spends her time serving as Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Refractive Surgery and on numerous committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She edited the textbook Refractive Surgery as this is a key area of interest to her. As a visionary in vision correction surgery, Dr. Wu has been involved since the beginning phases of Refractive procedures even participating in multiple clinical trials for PRK and LASIK and spending time training hundreds of physicians nationwide.

When she is not tending to her patients Dr. Wu spends time with her husband, teenage children, and yellow Labrador retriever. If she can fit it in, a bit of ballroom dancing gets on the schedule. During her travel abroad she is able to brush up on the languages she speaks including German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. Studying foreign languages in her spare time allows Dr. Wu to better connect with her patients.


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